United Kingdom

What we offer

Common Purpose UK runs leadership development programmes that inspire and equip people to work together across boundaries. This enables them to solve complex problems in organizations and society.

Upcoming programmes in the UK

Programme Start date Location Audience
Midlands Meridian 2017 01 Feb 2017 Birmingham senior
Edinburgh Meridian 2017 02 Feb 2017 Edinburgh senior
Glasgow Meridian 2017 02 Feb 2017 Glasgow senior
North East Meridian 2017 16 Feb 2017 Newcastle senior
Yorkshire Meridian 2017 01 Mar 2017 Leeds senior
West of England Meridian 2017 07 Mar 2017 Bristol senior
Greater Manchester Profile 2017 08 Mar 2017 Manchester senior
Northern Ireland Meridian 2017 23 Mar 2017 Belfast senior
Common Purpose Navigator North 2017 25 Apr 2017 Leeds emerging
Birmingham Profile 2017 26 Apr 2017 Birmingham senior
Bristol Profile 2017 13 Jun 2017 Bristol senior
Common Purpose Navigator Bristol and Birmingham 2017 11 Jul 2017 Bristol emerging
2017/18 North West Meridian 16 Nov 2017 Manchester senior

Programmes for senior leaders

Meridian

Meridian is a flexible experiential leadership programme for senior leaders across the UK.

Meridian is designed for experienced senior leaders who want to improve their ability to lead in any situation. Meridian deals with real-life leadership issues and insights, and is neither classroom nor lecture based.

Upcoming programmes

Programme Start date Location Audience
Midlands Meridian 2017 01 Feb 2017 Birmingham senior
Edinburgh Meridian 2017 02 Feb 2017 Edinburgh senior
Glasgow Meridian 2017 02 Feb 2017 Glasgow senior
North East Meridian 2017 16 Feb 2017 Newcastle senior
Yorkshire Meridian 2017 01 Mar 2017 Leeds senior
West of England Meridian 2017 07 Mar 2017 Bristol senior
Northern Ireland Meridian 2017 23 Mar 2017 Belfast senior
2017/18 North West Meridian 16 Nov 2017 Manchester senior

Profile

Profile is an intensive two-day programme for senior leaders who need an update or introduction to the city where they live or work across the UK.

Participants are taken behind the scenes of a city to see it through a fresh pair of eyes and make connections with key players and stakeholders. The course enables leaders to adapt fast to a new place or update their understanding and revisit perspectives from existing or new stakeholders.

Upcoming programmes

Programme Start date Location Audience
Greater Manchester Profile 2017 08 Mar 2017 Manchester senior
Birmingham Profile 2017 26 Apr 2017 Birmingham senior
Bristol Profile 2017 13 Jun 2017 Bristol senior

Programmes for emerging leaders

Common Purpose Navigator

Common Purpose Navigator is a modular leadership development programme for emerging leaders. It is designed for individuals who want to improve their ability to work with different people, in new ways, to solve complex problems and increase their Cultural Intelligence.

Common Purpose Navigator uses the city or region as a classroom, taking leaders behind the scenes and immersing them in real-life challenges faced by leaders from a wide range of sectors. This experiential programme helps leaders explore change and innovation, allowing them to develop better problem-solving skills and the ability to work in diverse groups.

Upcoming programmes

Programme Start date Location Audience
Common Purpose Navigator North 2017 25 Apr 2017 Leeds emerging
Common Purpose Navigator Bristol and Birmingham 2017 11 Jul 2017 Bristol emerging

The streetwise mba: London

The streetwise mba is programme for leaders who want to be more inclusive: to lead diverse teams, serve diverse customers and work with diverse stakeholders.

This programme is for high-potential leaders who are either based in London or have been posted to London, developing inclusive, agile leaders with the CQ to work more effectively with diverse colleagues, customers and stakeholders.

 

Dishaa

Dishaa is a programme for emerging leaders that expands, enriches and energises relations between India and the UK. Its patron is David Cameron, former UK Prime Minister.

Dishaa brings together leaders in the mid-stage of their career with a track record of leadership to address a set Challenge. By fostering discussion among diverse leaders, Dishaa builds shared approaches to 21st century political, economic and social challenges and expands the existing partnerships, friendships and dialogues that are already taking place.

On each programme, the participants are immersed in the Challenge and work together to come up with relevant ideas and recommendations.

University students 

Frontrunner and study abroad experiences

Common Purpose student programmes develop students’ leadership skills, employability, confidence and networks. Our experiential approach gives them access to a diverse range of leaders and organizations, and enables them to develop the key competencies they need to succeed in their careers.

Our suite of programmes includes Frontrunner, Frontrunner for Disabled Students, Frontrunner for International Students and Study Abroad Experiences.

 

Customized programmes

Other programmes

Common Purpose delivers customized leadership programmes. These programmes are designed to meet the needs of organizations, partnerships or consortia.

Each of these programmes is tailored to a specific need and to a specific brief from the commissioning organisation. They can be adapted to a range of organizational structures and across the private, public and not-for-profit sector.